The GOP presidential contest is officially out of control. We blame Mitt Romney.
TOPEKA - The Great Bend High School swim team finished in 15th place at the Class 5-1A state meet on Saturday at Hummer Park.
KINSLEY - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team made only one 3-pointer in the overtime win against Kinsley on Friday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Angel Rodriguez is still making plenty of mistakes at Kansas State. The freshman guard is obviously learning and doing a lot to make up for them.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Terrence Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kentucky to a 77-62 victory over Mississippi on Saturday, the Wildcats' 50th consecutive win at home.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Thomas Robinson had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead a balanced attack for No. 4 Kansas, which emptied its bench early in an 83-50 rout of overmatched Texas Tech on Saturday night.
GREAT BEND - Leo Rocha, 84, died Feb. 18, 2012 at his home in Great Bend.
HUTCHINSON - John "John T." Briscoe, Jr., 71, died Feb. 17, 2012, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.
Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society were recognized at an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team.
GREAT BEND - Lila Marilyn Fuller, 84, died Feb. 18, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training in the fall semester of 2011.
Barton Community College has recognized fall graduates for 2011.
Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine will move to a new location in March. Following interior remodeling, Advanced Therapy will be located at the Cottonwood Center on 10th Street, between Hibbett Sports and Anytime Fitness.
Edward Smink started as a nurse's assistant and then traveled many avenues in the health-care industry before becoming the new executive director of mission and ministry at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Working with the executive team, Smink's responsibilities are to oversee St. Rose's mission, which includes staff development, spiritual care services, ethics consultation and community coalition activities.
Office Products Inc. has earned its third Outstanding Partner Award from Canon U.S.A., along with a plaque of appreciation for its 25 years as a Canon dealer.
Barton County Jail
Firefighters made five ambulance runs Monday.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
AKFIELD, Tenn. - Edward "Butch" Lee Sanders, 68, died Feb. 12. He was born in Great Bend in 1945. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1965. In 1967, he married Maggie Van Horne in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a computer programmer at Northwestern Bell from 1970-1994.
Louise Dryer, 97, died April 7 at Scott County Hospital, Scott City. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
CLAFLIN - Lyle Kent McDermed, 78, was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Lyons, to Carvin and Wilma (Kent) McDermed. Lyle passed away April 6, 2014. Lyle spent his childhood in Kansas where he was a graduate of Claflin High School and Emporia State University.
In the coming week, the Great Bend Public Library will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week - April 13-19.
President Obama took a victory lap on Tuesday, celebrating 7 million Obamacare enrollees.
According to DC Comics, March 30 marked the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman (in "Detective Comics" #27).
Barton County Sheriff